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CODE ENG5031

 
TITLE Advanced Grammar

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 10

 
DEPARTMENT Centre for English Language Proficiency

 
DESCRIPTION The study-unit will provide grammatical description and clarify how grammar works and why it is relevant today. It looks at the distinction between prescriptive and descriptive grammar. It will generate a common understanding of the central concerns related to grammar learning and teaching.

Study-unit Aims

The study-unit aims at:
- assisting students to describe grammar;
- guiding students toward understanding grammar in terms of teaching-learning problems or challenges;
- introducing students to different aspects of the grammar of English;
- providing students with the space to explore some of the major learning problems learners have with grammar;
- showing the relevance of grammar in the learning and teaching of English.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- identify form, meaning and function in the basic units of grammar;
- describe simple/complex noun groups and post-modification;
- describe simple/complex verb groups;
- identify different grammatical aspects of cohesion;
- clarify ideas on why certain descriptions work and others do not;
- clarify concepts related to specific grammatical issues.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- practise in creating specific grammar tasks;
- identify and address learners' problems with learning grammar;
- decide on appropriate strategies for any given grammatical point, and for a given group of learners.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

- Carter, R. McCarthy, M.J., Mark, G. and O’Keeffe, A. (2011) English Grammar Today, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- O’Keeffe, A., McCarthy, M. and Carter, R. 2007. From Corpus to Classroom: Language Use and Language Teaching, Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
- Quirk, Randolph, S. Greenbaum, G. Leech, and J. Svartvik. 1985. A comprehensive grammar of the English language. London: Longman.

Other texts as necessary

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Qualifications: BA (Hons), BA, B Ed (Hons) with a specialisation in English, or equivalent

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Tutorial

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Anne O'Keeffe
Odette Vassallo

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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